- Title Pages
- Preface and Acknowledgments
- 1 Convergence Theory
- 2 Types of Political Economy
- 3 Mass Society, Participation, and the Mass Media
- 4 Theories of the Postindustrial Society
- Part II The Welfare State and Social Policy
- 5 The Welfare State
- 6 Sector Spending and Program Emphasis
- 7 Types of Political Economy, Party Ideology, and Family Policy
- 8 The American Welfare Mess in Comparative Perspective
- 9 Bureaucratic Efficiency and Bloat
- Part III System Performance
- 10 Tax-Welfare Backlash
- 11 Are Political Parties declining?
- 12 Types Of Political Economy, Spending, Taxing, And Economic Performance
- 13 The Great American Job Creation Machine In Comparative Perspective
- 14 Risk and Safety
- 15 Types of Political Economy, Regulatory Regimes, and the Environment
- 16 Health Performance
- 17 Globalization
- 18 American Exceptionalism and Policy Implications
- Appendix A Methods
- Appendix B Concepts and Measures of Left and Catholic Party Power
- Appendix C Social Spending, GNP, Tax Expenditures, and Housing Expenditures
- Appendix D Sector Spending Correlations
- Appendix E Family Policy
- Appendix F Estimating Reliance on Means Testing
- Appendix G Measures of Economic Performance
- Appendix H Measures of Central Bank Autonomy
- Appendix I Mayhem Index, Mobility-Meritocracy Index, and Minority-Group Cleavages
- Appendix J Public Employees
- (p.637) 17 Globalization
- Rich Democracies
HAROLD L. WILENSKY
- University of California Press
This chapter investigates the impact of globalization on job security, labor standards, and the welfare state. It shows that neither the flow of capital and labor across national boundaries nor the increasing prominence of multinational corporations are major threats to the social and labor-market policies of rich democracies. It examines whether the nation-state is eroding as a unit of social-science analysis and as the center of political action and evaluates the impact of so-called alliance capitalism.
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